India’s Capital- Delhi is famous for World heritage sites. The ancient architecture attracts tourists from all across the globe.
The Ruins of this ancient city are found even today. And now these are converted to some major tourist attractions like Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Red Fort, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Rashtrapati Bhavan and much more.
In this article, we will be showing some famous places of old Delhi.
Lala Chunnamal Haveli
This Haveli is preserved by the descendants of Lala Chunnamal who was one of the wealthiest person of India during Mughal rule.
Haveli was built in 1848 and situated in the Katreneel region of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. This Haveli is magnificent with 128 rooms and 3 floors. Ground floor has been used for commercial shops.
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This site has become very famous among tourists and one can find the pictures of celebrities who have visited this heritage site like Kate Winslet.
Dharampura is a restored Haveli that is serving as a Heritage Hotel in the Chandni Chowk. The Haveli was built in 1887 with Mughal architecture.
This heritage hotel has 60 rooms, rooftop and balconies with beautiful view. The menu and food quality is excellent with variety of items as desserts, main course, drinks and snacks.
Address: 2293, Gali Guliyan, Dharampura, Old Delhi- 110006
Contact: 011 23261000, 011 23263000
Gali Paranthe Wali
Chandni Chowk is well known for Indian street food. It is also famous for paranthas stuffed with cauliflowers, carrot, cheese, lady fingers, potato ,etc.
There are some unusual stuffing’s as well like khoya, cashew, banana, papad. Paranthas are served with lassi, chutneys and freshly prepared curry.
There are some famous Parantha shops named below as
Babu Ram Paranthe Wala, Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wala, Pt. Kanahiya Lal and Durga Prasad Paranthe Wala.
If you are a food lover then this place is a must visit for you. There a lot more street food options available at Chandni Chowk like Aalo Tikki, Kachori, Dahi-Bhalla chat.
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib is a site where ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was beheaded by Mughal emperor when he refused to convert into Islam.
Before his body was exposed to public, it was stolen by one of his disciple named Lakhi Shah. Later he burned his house to cremate Guru Ji’s body. The cremation place is marked by another Gurudwara named Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.
The severe head of Guru Ji was brought to Anandpur Sahib, Punjab by Bhai Jaita. Gurudwara with same name Sis Ganj Sahib was made at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.
How is the idea of buying a project at 10 percent of its actual cost. Yes, you heard it right because Chor Bazaar is a place where you can find branded shoes, watches, clothes, books , cameras and almost all household items at very cheap price.
You will find huge crowd at Chor Bazaar which is located behind the famous Red Fort. The market is opened early in the morning and last for just 3-4 hours. It is recommended to reach at 6 am to see a different flavor of Delhi at Chor Bazaar.
Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
People at Chandni Chowk hire rickshaw to go from one place to another.
Getting on to a rickshaw is a daily routine for many people and Rickshaw ride is one of the recommended thing for tourists as well. All the tourists places mentioned above can be reached by rickshaw.
Get down at famous Chandni Chowk metro station or New Delhi Railway station, you can find these rickshaw waiting to serve their guests at very lost cost.
Delhi is known for Heritage sites, street food, religious sites and great ambiance. All these flavors can be tasted by exploring all above-mentioned sites at Chandni Chowk.
Tourists from each corner of the world come to Delhi to witness all these monuments and sites.
All above 6 places can be easily explored in a two days itinerary. If a tourist is available for short span of one day in Delhi, then start early in the morning with Chor Bazaar, breakfast at Gali Paranthe Wali, Havelis and later blessings from Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.
Feel free to ask anything about Delhi or any other tourist destinations of India.